John Schweers

Adjunct Faculty, Finance

B.A., English, Tulane University
M.B.A., Finance, University of Wisconsin

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John Schweers' responsibilities have included worldwide treasury operations, commercial and investment banking relationships, risk and tax management responsibilities, and foreign exchange and investment management. Recently retired as a senior consultant of DeMarche Associates, Inc., an investment consulting firm based in Kansas City, Missouri, Schweers has been an adjunct faculty member for more than 10 years, having taught most of the classes offered by the Finance Department.

Summer 2016 Courses
Summer 2016 Courses
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ACCT 705 - 712 Financial Statement Analysis - T - R - - - 0830 - 1200 TMH 401
Description of course Financial Statement Analysis : CRN: 30422
The purpose of this course is to develop students' ability to understand and interpret the financial statements and disclosures of firms prepared according to generally accepted accounting principles. The course emphasizes financial statement analysis including financial statement adjustments to aid in decision making. The course introduces fundamental ratio analysis, forecasting, and valuation. Ethical aspects of accounting, such as earnings management, are included. Prerequisite: ACCT 601 or permission of instructor
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Fall 2016 Courses
Fall 2016 Courses
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FINC 321 - 03 Financial Management M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 114
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42942
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210 (or ACSC 320 for actuarial majors), STAT 220 (or MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and Sophomore standing
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FINC 321 - 04 Financial Management M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 114
Description of course Financial Management : CRN: 42943
An examination of the elements of the finance function of the organization as well as the financial analysis of decisions. Topics include working capital management, acquisition of capital, capital budgeting, cost of capital, theories of valuation, and present value. Prerequisites: ACCT 210 (or ACSC 320 for actuarial majors), STAT 220 (or MATH 313 or STAT 314 for actuarial majors), ECON 251, 252, and Sophomore standing
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J-Term 2017 Courses
J-Term 2017 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Adjunct Professor, University of St. Mary's, Minneapolis (2004 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2000 - present)
  • Senior Consultant, DeMarche Associates, Inc., Overland Park (1998 - 2011)
  • Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Jeffery Sloccum and Associates, Inc, Minneapolis (1995 - 1998)
  • Treasurer, Donaldson Company Inc, Minneapolis (1987 - 1995)
  • Assistant Treasurer, American Standard, Inc,, New York (1984 - 1987)
  • Treasurer, The Trane Company, LaCrosse (1977 - 1984)
  • Unknown, Texas Instruments, Dallas (1972 - 1977)

Public Service
  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Paul Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Indian and Land Tenure Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • McNeely Foundation Investment Committee, Committee Member
  • Metropolitan Council Investment Review, Committee Member
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Investment Committee, Committee Member

Publications
  • Danielson, R., Barabanov, S. S., Schweers, J. R., & Sullivan, M. F. (2014). Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation. Journal of Investing, (23)(2), pp. 16-27

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • International Business
  • Risk Management
  • Investments

Presentations
  • "Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology for evaluation" Bumberg University, Germany, July 01, 2014
  • "Optimizing portfolios with allocations to insured death benefit: A proposed methodology" Credit Risk Evaluation Designed for Institutional Targeting in Finance- CREDIT - Risk, Regulation, and Opportunities in Increasingly Interconnected World, Venice, Italy, September 01, 2013